Values and Vision: ‘Aspiring to excellence’

The Cedars Academy is an 11 to 18 academy in Birstall that is committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from its staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives.

We believe that through careful planning and delivering the very best teaching at every stage of their educational journey that pupils at The Cedars Academy will make outstanding progress. We will rigorously check all pupils are making progress in their learning and intervene decisively to remove any barriers to pupil achievement.

We know that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all we do, pupils at The Cedars Academy will achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe passionately that every pupil will succeed and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Jason Smith
Head of Academy


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    Exciting News

    9th February 2016

    Exciting News – Our new Cedars reception opens 22nd February 2016! Dear Parents/Carer Re: Opening of New Cedars Reception/Extension We are excited to inform you that with effect from Monday 22nd February all pupils and visitors will be able to access the academy via the newly built reception. Please can you ensure that your child/children… Read more »

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    Year 11 Revision Timetable 2016

    3rd February 2016 Read More
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    Charity Dance Event

    29th January 2016

    The Cedars Academy Charity Dance Event Our Performing Arts pupils are putting on a fantastic event to raise money for charity. They will be presenting an evening of dance in support of their chosen charities, Help for Heroes and our local charity Birstall Bags (Breast Cancer Awareness Group). Our talented pupils would be grateful if… Read more »

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    Town Hall visit

    29th January 2016

    Last Thursday, 21st January 2016 a group of Cedars Academy Year 12 pupils went to see a Fine Art exhibition at Loughborough Town Hall. Local artist, Rod Shaw was exhibiting ‘Light in the Landscape’ where we saw a fantastic range of paintings depicting a variety of inspirational compositions exploring the effects of light and weather… Read more »

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    French Pen Pals

    29th January 2016

    We have established an informal link with a school in France so that pupils in Year 10 at The Cedars Academy can practise their writing skills through contact with their new pen pals and learn about life at school in France. This week, both of our Year 10 classes have written letters in French to… Read more »

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    Uniform survey

    28th January 2016

    We are currently reviewing the method in which we sell the Academy uniform (compulsory items only) and would like to incorporate your views. Please click the link below to complete a quick and simple poll. Uniform survey

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